Certified Copies

What is a Certified Copy?

The term certified copy, when used in connection with a business, means to obtain a copy of a business’ formation documents that have been certified as genuine by the state. Certified copies are often required when registering to do business in a new state. Certified copies may also be required by financial institutions when opening a bank account or seeking a loan. Certified copies of a business’ Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization can be obtained through that company’s home state secretary of state.

How to Obtain a Certified Copies:

  1. Complete the Copy Request Form
    To obtain a certified copy of a company’s formation documents you will be required to complete a copy request form. Typically all that is required on the copy request from is the business’ official name and a payment for the copies. You can order certified copies in many states simply by emailing the proper department in the secretary of state. Other states require that your request be sent through the mail. To find the fastest way to get certified copies, see state specific information below.
  2. Submit Payment
    Certified copies of Articles of Incorporation and Articles of Organization range in cost. To see specific state fees, see the table below. In most states, you’ll be able to pay with check, money order, or credit card.

Certified Copy Ordering Information by State

Alaska Certified Copy Request Form

How to Order Certified Copies in Alaska:

Submit a Copy Request Form to the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing by mail, fax, or in person.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Copy Request Form $15
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Alabama Request for Certified Copies of Business Entity Documents

How to Order Certified Copies in Alabama:

Submit a Request for Certified Copies Form to the Alabama Secretary of State by mail or in person. You may also order a certified copy online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Request for Certified Copies Form

Certified Copy Online

Copies cost $1.50 per page

Certification costs $5 per document

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Arkansas Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Arkansas:

Submit a written request for certified copies to the Arkansas Secretary of State by mail, email, fax, or in person. You can also make the request by phone. Include the business name and payment info.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form

Copies cost $.50 per page

Certification costs $5 per document

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Arizona Records Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Arizona:

Submit a Records Request form to the Arizona Corporation Commission by mail or in person. Include a check or money order. Expedited processing is an option.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Records Request Form

LLC: $15 plus .50 per page

Corporation: $5 plus .50 per page

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California Business Entities Records Order

How to Order Certified Copies in California:

Request a certified copy of your articles by submitting a Business Entities Records Order Form to the CA Secretary of State. You may order certified documents by mail or in person. If you do request documents in person, you will be charged $10 for special handling.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Business Entity Records - Order Form

Copies cost $1 plus .50 for additional pages

Certification costs $5

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Colorado Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Colorado:

You can order a Colorado certified copy online. You just do a search using your business entity number. Then you can choose the certified document you would like to order.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online Free
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Connecticut Request for Certificates or Copies

How to Order Certified Copies in Connecticut:

Order a certified copy from the Connecticut Secretary of State by submitting a Request for Certificates or Copies form along with the fee. You can place your order by mail, email, fax, or in person. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Request for Certificates or Copies Form

Fax Filing Service Request

$55
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DC Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in DC:

You can order a certified copy from the DCRA in person on online. Additional expedite fees apply to in person requests.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online $50
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Delaware Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Delaware:

Submit a Corporate Certificate Cover Memo to the DE Division of Corporations by mail, fax, or in person. Priority/expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Fax/expedite Corporate Certificate Cover Memo $50
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Florida Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Florida:

Submit a written request to the Florida Department of State. You may deliver the request by mail or in person. Include the document number and type, your contact info, a prepaid return envelope, and the filing fee.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form

LLC: $30

Corporation: $8.75

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Georgia Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Georgia:

You can order a Georgia certified copy by mail, in person, or online. Your request should include your business name, contact info, return envelope, and fee.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online $10
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Hawaii Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Hawaii:

You may request a certified copy by mail, email, phone, fax, online, or in person. Expedited processing is optional.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online $10
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Iowa Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Iowa:

You may order an Iowa certified copy from the Secretary of State by mail, fax, phone, or in person. Written requests must include your business name, contact info, and payment.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
All orders take 2 days No form

Copies cost $1 per page

Certification costs $5

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Idaho Certificate Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Idaho:

Order a certified copy from the Idaho Secretary of State. Submit a Certificate Request Form with the fee.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Fax Certificate Request Form

Credit Card Transmittal Form

Copies cost .25 per page

Certification costs $10

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Illinois Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Illinois:

Submit your request by mail, fax, phone or in person. Faxed filings should include the appropriate cover sheet. In person filings are charged for expedited processing

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Fax/In person Corporate Fax Transmittal Request Form

LLC Fax Transmittal Request Form

$25
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Indiana Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Indiana:

You may order an Indiana certified copy by mail, fax, in person, or online. When you make a written request to the Indiana Secretary of State, include the business name and filing fee.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online

$15 plus $1 per page

Free online

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Kansas Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Kansas:

You may place your order by mail, fax, phone, or in person. The Kansas Secretary of State will mail your documents to you unless you specify otherwise, by including a prepaid envelope, for example.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form $15 plus $1 per page
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Kentucky Request for Corporate Documents

How to Order Certified Copies in Kentucky:

Submit a Request for Corporate Documents Form to the KY Secretary of State. You may make your request by mail, fax, phone, or in person.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Request for Corporate Documents $10 if 5 pages or less
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Louisiana Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Louisiana:

Submit your request to the LA Secretary of State by mail, fax, or in person. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Fax No form $15
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Massachusetts Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Massachusetts:

You may order by mail, in person, or online. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Certified Copy Online

$12 regular

$15 online

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Maryland Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Maryland:

You may order by mail, in person, or online. If you mail a request to the State Dept. of Assessments and Taxation, your cover letter should include your business name and contact information. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person/expedited Certified Copy Online

Copies cost $1 per page

Certification costs $20 per document

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Maine Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Maine:

You may order certified copies from the Maine Bureau of Corporations by mail, email, phone, fax, in person, or online. Fax and email orders should include a credit card payment voucher.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online

Credit Card Payment Form

Copies cost $2 per page

Certification costs $5 per document

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Michigan Certification and Copies Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Michigan:

You may order a Michigan certified copy from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs by mail, fax, phone, or in person. Include the Certification and Copies Request form with any written requests. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Certification and Copies Request Form $16 plus $1 per page over 7 pages
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Minnesota Business Certificate/Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Minnesota:

You can request a certified copy from the MN Secretary of State online. If you prefer, you may submit the Business Certificate/Copy Request Form by mail or in person.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Business Certificate/Copy Request Form

Certified Copy Online

$8 regular

$18 online

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Missouri Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Missouri:

You may place your order by mail, email fax, in person, or online. When you submit your request to the Missouri Secretary of State include your business name, contact information, and payment.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online

$10 plus $1 per page regular

$10 online

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Mississippi Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Mississippi:

You may request a certified copy via the MS Secretary of State online filing system.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online $10
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Montana Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Montana:

You may order a certified copy by mail, in person, or online. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person/expedited Certified Copy Online $10
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North Carolina Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in North Carolina:

Submit a request to the NC Secretary of State by mail, email, fax, phone, in person, or online. You can use a Corporate Filing Cover Sheet with your written request.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Cover Sheet for Corporate Filings

Certified Copy Online

$15 plus $1 per page regular

$12 online

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North Dakota Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in North Dakota:

Order a certified copy by mail, email, fax, phone, or in person. Requests should include your business name, contact info, and payment.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form $20 plus .50 per page
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Nebraska Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Nebraska:

You may order the certified copy from the NE Secretary of State by mail, in person, or online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online Certification costs $10 plus copies cost $1 per page
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New Hampshire Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in New Hampshire:

You can submit your request to the NH Secretary of State by mail, email, fax, phone, or in person. Expedited service is available. The state will return the documents by regular mail unless you include a prepaid express envelope.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person/expedited No form Certification costs $5 plus copies cost $1 per page
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New Jersey Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in New Jersey:

Place your request by mail, fax, in person, or online. Faxed filings are considered expedited and there is an additional fee.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Expedited Certified Copy Online

LLC: $50 per document plus .10 per page

Corporation: $25 per document plus .10 per page

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New Mexico Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in New Mexico:

You can request a certified copy from the New Mexico Secretary of State. You may submit the Copy Request Form by mail, fax, or in person. If you prefer, you may request a certified copy online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Corporation Copy Request

Certified Copy Online

$25
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Nevada Copies Order

How to Order Certified Copies in Nevada:

You can submit requests for copies to the Nevada Secretary of State via mail, email, fax, or in person. Include the Copies Order Form and your payment. Fax orders are expedited.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Expedited Copies Order Form Certification costs $30 plus copies cost $2 per page
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New York Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in New York:

Submit your request for copies to the NY Department of State by mail, fax, or in person. Written requests should include the business name, state ID number, and contact info. Include a Credit/Debit Authorization Form if you are paying by card.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Expedited Credit/Debit Card Authorization Form $10
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Ohio Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Ohio:

You may place your Ohio certified copy order with the Secretary of State by mail or in person. If you mail your request include a request form and the fee.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Certificate Request $5
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Oklahoma Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Oklahoma:

Order an Oklahoma certified copy by mail, in person, or online. Online orders can be printed out within an hour. The OK Secretary of State returns mailed documents by regular mail unless you include a prepaid express envelope.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online or in person Certified Copy Online Certification costs $10 plus copies cost $1 per page
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Oregon Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Oregon:

You may submit your Copy Request Form to the OR Secretary of State by mail, fax, or in person.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Copy Request Form $15
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Pennsylvania Certification/Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Pennsylvania:

Submit a Certification/Copy Request Form to the PA Department of State. You may make your request by mail, fax, in person, or online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Copy/Certification Request Form

Certified Copy Online

Regular: $55 per document plus $1 per page

Online: $40 per document plus $1 per page

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Rhode Island Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Rhode Island:

Place your order with the Rhode Island Department of State by mail, fax, phone, or online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Certified Copy Online

$20 by mail, phone, or in person

$22 Online

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South Carolina Business Filing Document Request

How to Order Certified Copies in South Carolina:

You can submit your Business Filing Document Request to the SC Secretary of State by mail or in person. Mailed requests must include a self addressed stamped envelope and your payment. You may also request a certified copy online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Business Filing Document Request Form

Certified Copy Online

Certified Copy $3 plus .50 per additional page
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South Dakota Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in South Dakota:

You can order a certified copy from the SD Secretary of State by mail, email, fax, or in person. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person/expedited No form Certified Copy $15 plus $2 per additional page
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Tennessee Request for Copy of Documents

How to Order Certified Copies in Tennessee:

Submit a Request for Copy of Documents Form to the TN Secretary of State. You can make your request by mail or in person.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person Request for Copy of Documents Form $20
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Texas Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Texas:

Make your request by mail, email, phone, fax, or online. Expedited service is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online Certification costs $15 plus copies cost $1 per page
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Utah Division of Corporations Certified Copy Order

How to Order Certified Copies in Utah:

Submit a Division of Corporations and Commercial Code Order Form by mail, email, phone, fax, in person, or online. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Division of Corporations and Commercial Code Order Form

Certified Copy Online

$12
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Virginia Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Virginia:

Submit your requests for a certified copy to the SCC by mail or in person. There is no expedited processing option.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form Certified Copy $3 plus .50 per page
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Vermont Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Vermont:

You may place your order for a certified copy by mail, email, or in person. You can also submit the request to the Vermont Secretary of State online.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online Certified Copy Online $25
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Washington Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Washington:

Request a certified copy from the WA Secretary of State by mail, in person, or online. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person/expedited Certified Copy Online $20
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Wisconsin Certified Copy Order

How to Order Certified Copies in Wisconsin:

You may request a certified copy online. If you prefer, you may submit a Certificate of Status and Certified Copy Order Form to the WI Department of Financial Institutions by mail or in person. Expedited processing is available.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
Online/expedited Certificate of Status and Certified Copy Order Form

Certified Copy Online

$10
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West Virginia Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in West Virginia:

You may place your order with the WV Secretary of State by mail, email, phone, fax, or in person.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form $15
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Wyoming Certified Copy Request

How to Order Certified Copies in Wyoming:

Submit your request to the WY Secretary of State by mail, email, fax, or in person. No expedited processing options.

Fastest Way to File Order Certified Copy Certified Copy Fee
In person No form

Certified Copy $3

First 10 pages .50 per page Additional pages .15 per page

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